VisitEngland 4 star rated property Stableman’s Cottage                                  

Flexible accommodation for just one couple or for 3-5 guests.  

Stableman's is the largest of the cottage apartments and was once the stableman’s quarters of this historic property. It retains many of the original character features including exposed beams, vaulted ceilings and exposed stonework. This three bedroom, two bathroom cottage apartment is located up stone steps through the gardens in a most private setting. The front door leads into an open plan kitchen/dining area. The lovely contemporary fitted kitchen is complete with dishwasher and washer/dryer. Two steps lead up into the lounge where the tastefully designed soft furnishings and comfortable seating provide a lovely relaxing place to unwind at the end of a day. From the lounge  one step accesses a hallway leading to the ensuite bedroom and shower room and In the opposite direction are the king size and single bedrooms and bathroom with a shower over the bath. The bedroom configuration provide the opportunity for just one couple, a family or two couples to holiday together, providing a truly magical retreat.   

Key Facilities

Accommodation for one couple; King size bed/room with family bathroom with shower over.

Accommodation for 3-5 guests people; 3 bedrooms; 1 double with ensuite shower room, 1 king size and 1 single with shared bathroom with shower over bath.                                                                                           

Dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge/ freezer, shared garden, own private patio with garden furniture, 2 parking spaces, gas central heating, tv, cd player with ipod dock, private wifi, sorry no babies-children over 6yrs. Stableman's does not accept dogs, see Garden and Mallards Cottages for dog friendly. 

Please note that there is some height restriction in the bedrooms as the rooms are built into the eaves.

Stableman's is not suitable for disabled guests because of the steps up to reach the property and the split level aspect of the accommodation. 

Friday Changeover

Stepping Stones does not accept group bookings for all four properties together.

Stableman's is suitable for children from six years old.

For enquiries, please contact Julia - 07974 557372 or  stablemans(at)

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 2/5
Non Smoking 
Dishwasher & Washer Dryer 
1 Bathroom / 1 Shower Room
Parking for 2 Cars
Free Private Wifi                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
    Patio with Ourdoor Furniture                                                                                                                                                                                                     Parking for 2 Cars                                                                       


Low £515 Premium £845
Mid £565 Christmas £845
High £635 New Year £885
Peak £745  

 Open quote Amazing cottage in a very beautiful place.  Stableman’s surpassed my family’s expectations by far.                AlexClose quote  Alex (August 2018)


Open quote We had a fantastic relaxing family weekend in this gorgeous very well presented cottage (Stablemans) which has absolutely everything for a great stay.Close quote  The Prestons (February 2018)


Speech marksWe have stayed at Stablemans Cottage for the past 3 years. It is very quiet and peaceful, with lots of lovely walks on the doorstep. The accommodation is very clean and comfortable with everything you need to make your stay enjoyable.  We will be returning next yearSpeech marksDot & Bernard, Devizes (June 2017)

Speech marksEverything was perfect. Stableman’s is beautiful, warm and cosySpeech marks  DP, Wales April 2017

 Speech marksStableman's was perfect in every way. The accommodation was clean and attention to detail immense. Everything you would ever need during a break was there. Excellent spot for walking and visiting the LakesSpeech marksJulie C, Milton Keynes, Sept 2016


Speech marksFor anyone who likes walking this is a perfect location and the apartments are very clean and comfortable. We've been back 7 times!Speech marksPosted by: Doreen H, Oct 2014 , Skegness, Stableman's

Speech marksA charming and characterful country cottage decorated to a high standard-great for a peaceful and quiet countryside retreat. Would visit again.Speech marks Posted by: Stuart Seamark Stableman's Feb 23rd. 2014

Speech marksStepping Stones offers a fine welcome, and is the perfect home from home base for exploring the local area.Speech marks Posted by: Russell S. June 2013 Worcestershire, Stableman's

Speech marksA delightful cottage with every comfort.Speech marks Posted by: Doreen, Leicestershire  Stableman's Cottage June 2013

Speech marksThe combination of an extremely old cottage and a beautiful cosy 'home' is commendable indeed.Speech marks Posted by: Brian, Rachel, Pat and Douglas- Stablemans April 2013

Speech marksA comfortable, well appointed cottage in a wonderful location. We shall certainly make a return visit!Speech marks                                                Posted by: The Walton Family    Kingsdown, Kent     Stablemans  April 2013

Speech marksFantastic stay, wonderful location, we would heartily recommend!  Speech marks                                                                                                                         Posted by: Suzanne  from London ,   Stableman's Easter 2013    

Open quote Stableman's Cottage is situated in a stunning location, 5 star accommodation with all the mod/ cons you could possibly wish for. We are booking again for next year, We would highly recommended this cottage to any one Close quote
Date of Posting: 06 November 2011
Posted By: Martin Smith, West Yorkshire

Open quote Stableman's Cottage September 2011
Very enjoyable-deer on your doorstep-would definitely recommend! Close quote
Date of Posting: 25 September 2011
Posted By: Kelly, Lowestoft

Open quote Stableman's Cottage August 2011
What a fantastic property - location is excellent. Four very happy people not looking forward to going home. Everything you need is in Stableman's Cottage to make your stay very comfortable and the surroundings are a wonderful bonus. Close quote
Date of Posting: 25 September 2011
Posted By: Helen and Steve, Grimsby

The Owners Opinion......

Stableman's is a spacious, versatile and character property. It is ideally suited for families with older children or for two couples with their own mini bedroom wings and private facilities.                                                     Our short break offers are proving to be popular as is the cottage for couples wishing to have a more spacious romantic holiday retreat for two.

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